Easop Lee of South Korea and North Baltimore Verbally Commits to Duke

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NEW COMMIT: Easop Lee, a native of South Korea who currently competes for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, has verbally committed to join the Duke Blue Devils in the fall of 2018.

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Lee’s best event in recent years has been the 200 free, in which she finished 20th at the FINA World Championships in July. Her best time in that event of 1:58.64 came from the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta this past May.

Lee was the 2014 Summer Junior National Champion in the 200 fly with a time of 2:10.40, but that mark remains her lifetime best as her freestyles have been the most impressive as of late.

In yards, her lifetime best times are 4:40.90 in the 500 free, 1:58.75 in the 200 IM, 1:44.63 in the 200 free, 1:55.70 in the 200 back and 1:56.55 in the 200 fly. Those times in the freestyle events as well as the 200 fly would have been good enough to place Lee in A-finals at this year’s ACC championships, while her 200 IM and 200 back times come in at B-final level.

Lee’s 200 free time would also have been good enough to make the consolation final in 2017.

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